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Old 08-28-2013, 07:58 PM   #1
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Trying To Install vsftpd On RHEL 6.2


I need to have this product on a new RHEL 6.2 installation. I have installed RHEL a couple of times thinking I just need to select the correct module but both times the product does not seem to be available for installation. When I type:

# yum install vsftpd

I get:

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No package vsftpd available.
Error: Nothing to do

I've looked at the other posts but they have not helped. Any help would be appreciated. I was under the impression that the product would be installed automatically.
 
Old 08-28-2013, 09:24 PM   #2
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It should be in the base repo .. could you provide the output of 'yum repolist' ?
 
Old 08-28-2013, 10:06 PM   #3
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Loaded plugins: product-id, security, subscription-manager
Updating certificate-based repositories.
repolist: 0
 
Old 08-29-2013, 12:07 AM   #4
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is there a particular NEED for the old 6.2 ?
RHEL6.4 is the current version

and seeing as you just installed 6.2
you might be better off with using the 6.4 dvd
buy the required support contract
-- single desktop install
https://www.redhat.com/apps/store/desktop/
-- server install
https://www.redhat.com/apps/store/server/

then register the install
then update it
Code:
su -
yum update
then in about 1 hour, when it is done reboot

then install vsftpd
 
Old 08-29-2013, 04:23 AM   #5
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Also, I think to use the update manager on RHEL, you need a subscription. And if you do not have one, you would be better off converting RHEL into CentOS.
If you have the subscription and are connected to the internet, you may want to check the yum configuration in /etc/yum.repos.d and /etc/yum.conf.
 
Old 08-29-2013, 05:01 AM   #6
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If you don't have a subscription yet then you can add the install media back in as a repository by creating a repo file:

/etc/yum.repos.d/dvd.repo
Code:
[dvd]
mediaid=<obtain_from_.discinfo_file_in_the_root_of_the_DVD>
name=Install media
baseurl=file:///media/<media_name>/Server
enabled=1
gpgcheck=0
 
Old 08-29-2013, 07:09 AM   #7
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Thanks for the replies. The server is going to be used for one specific application and RHEL 6.2 is the only version that is supported, so that's what I have to use. This is also an install in a virtual environment (VMware) and it was installed using an ISO image. I'm still stuck and looking for answers. There are several other installations of this application I mentioned that proceeded without the issues I'm having, so I know it works.
 
Old 08-29-2013, 07:21 AM   #8
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@ultraclassic: You still haven't answered if your box has a RHN connection.

This:
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Loaded plugins: product-id, security, subscription-manager
Updating certificate-based repositories.
repolist: 0
Does indicate that no repo is available and thus nothing can be installed.

Use kbp's solution for the time being and then get a subscription asap.
 
Old 08-29-2013, 09:54 AM   #9
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6.4 will run the 6.2 software
but if you must then red hat, for extra , can supply backports to lock you into rhel6.2

but TALK to redhat tech support , and BUY !!! the requited server license(s)
 
Old 08-29-2013, 04:15 PM   #10
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I created the dvd.repo file and that allowed me to install vsftpd. Thanks everyone for the replies, especially kbp! Now I'll work on getting my subscription renewed.
 
Old 08-29-2013, 04:41 PM   #11
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you are aware that the RHEL 6.2 dvd is about 2 years out of date
it is missing about two years worth of security updates

you would not run a windows OS that is missing TWO years worth of security updates , so please DO NOT do that with other os's .
 
  


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